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  May 2010
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Other Nutrition News

Report Issues Call to Reduce Excessive Salt in Foods
Congress has commissioned a report recommending that the FDA declare too much sodium in food products unsafe, according to a New York Times article.

Do Americans Support a Soda Tax?
NPR polled Americans to see what they think about the possibility of a soda tax.

Editor's E-Note

Whether you’re a seasoned nutrition professional or have recently entered the field, you’re probably feeling a push to the Web in some respect, be it to start a Web site, join a social networking site to better market your services, or another venture.

If you need some tips on getting started or simply some advice to help you maintain and enhance what you’ve already established, this month’s E-News Exclusive, written by popular blogger Janet Helm, MS, RD, will be right up your alley. Specifically, she’ll introduce you to the blogging world and help you create an effective online presence.

— Heather W. Gurk, editor


E-News Exclusive

A Digital Dietitian’s Guide to Better Blogging
By Janet Helm, MS, RD

Social media have redefined how we communicate and do business today. No doubt, we’re living in an online world. Yet this technology is not something many of us have been taught in school, unlike today’s digital natives. So it’s up to us to embrace social media and learn how it can help us market ourselves and our profession.

One of the most powerful social media tools is blogging. Why blog? It can increase visibility for your services, help you make connections, help you sell books or products, establish thought leadership, and build your personal brand.

If you’re interested in starting your own blog or want to take your blog to the next level, the following are some tips:

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Field Notes

BMI Gain in Adulthood May Increase Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk

Reported midlife increase in body mass index (BMI) may lead to substantially higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to results of a prospective cohort study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

Previous studies have linked excess weight with an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Scientists have speculated that in postmenopausal women, estrogen produced in adipose tissue, or body fat, may promote breast cell proliferation. Relatively few studies have looked specifically at increases in BMI and its timing in relation to postmenopausal breast cancer risk, which this study investigated.

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In the June issue

How healthcare reform will affect dietetics

Response to increased interest in healthy grains

Food-borne illness in the United States

Is animal antibiotic use harming human health?

Healthy Mediterranean grains


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